The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced Deputy Chief Procurement Officer. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer will assist with planning and directing the procurement and contracting activities of the Procurement Services Division. The Deputy Chief will manage day-to-day operations through the managers and supervisors of the branches that comprise this Division. The three branches within the Division are tasked with purchasing goods and commodities, drafting and implementing contracts for diverse types of goods and services, managing material management, and overseeing warehousing and delivery logistics. The Deputy Chief will also work with senior management to develop and manage strategic sourcing plans to drive quality service and leverage buying power to achieve cost efficiencies consistent with District guidelines and objectives. Additionally, the Deputy Chief will participate in the development and implementation of internal Procurement Services Division policies, procedures, and planning, and will be involved in directing Division personnel management functions. One essential focus of this position will be the implementation of the Division’s key initiatives. The Deputy Chief will support the Division’s move toward centralization, will play a role in the transition to cloud-based procurement solutions, and will support the Chief Procurement Officer with managing the Division-wide change management strategy throughout these transitions.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years of executive or management experience in contracting processes and the procurement of goods and services, preferably within a large, urban school district or other governmental organization. Three of the aforementioned years of experience should be at an executive level with responsibility for a major procurement operation. CPCM or CFCM certification, a Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration, and experience with the SAP ERP solution are highly desirable.
LAUSD offers an excellent annual salary range of $163,400 to $202,600 DOQ. This is a contracted position for a term of one year with on-going renewal options with satisfactory performance. Additionally, the District offers a benefits package, including Membership in CalPERS.